Brunch with friends

Monday, July 27, 2015

This past weekend I hosted a book club sleepover. Can't remember the last time I had a sleepover party. High school?! There were seven (out of the 11 in our group) who were able to make it; so much fun to spend some extended time with dear friends.

We met for dinner at an Italian restaurant in our beautiful little downtown, where there's always a very well attended free outdoor concert on Friday nights, and then came back to my house to change into jammies, get some snacks, and settle in to a movie (Bride and Prejudice, a lighthearted Bollywood version of Pride and Prejudice).

In the morning, brunch.

Noritake Cumberland, my wedding china; my MIL's silver, Rambler Rose by Towle-Sterling; and vintage linens.

Everyone brought a dish to share.

Top left, clockwise: sausage and egg casserole, fresh fruit, bacon and gluten-free banana chocolate chip muffins, and a gluten-free coffee cake.

My husband was very gracious about the whole thing, and took to our bedroom with a cooler and some snacks and his laptop! He left early in the morning and went out for breakfast. Thanks, honey!

Our book club has been meeting for just over four years now, twice a month. It was lovely to have an extended time with them to talk and laugh and share. I highly recommend it; you're never too old!! And I'm already thinking we have to plan a 2nd Annual Book Club Sleepover! 

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  1. What a fun idea, Deborah, and your table, and the food look fabulous. It's great spending time with girlfriends, and we're never to old for a sleepover.

  2. I love you did this! We have my Christian tea society sleepovers usually at least once a quarter. We had one last month - and a spectacular tea party Dawn and Marina co-hosted that I have yet to work out in a post. It takes a long while to go through so many pics.

    Your tablescape is elegant, and I love the choice of movie you picked! Hugs! ♥

  3. How sweet! I was wondering about your husband - what a trouper!

  4. Wonderful sleep over, how fun it is to share so much. Your wedding china is gorgeous and so is your setting.
    The food looks great and I am hungry as it's 12:30 noon here right now!
    Thanks for your sweet and kind visit, you are so generous.
    Have a great week sweetie.

  5. Oh, such a great idea and your table looks wonderful! The food looks tasty and sounds like you all had a fun time! Your hubby is a sweetheart <3

  6. Your husband is a sweetheart! This sounds like a lot of fun. The brunch table looks beautiful. I can imagine the conversation and the laughter...

  7. Such a great idea, such fun! The food and table setting look beautiful and so inviting.

  8. What an amazing thing to do! Your book club must be so much fun. The evening and morning sounded perfect and your table was lovely, Deborah. I bet you're giving a lot of people a new idea for book club meetings. I hope they have husbands as cooperative as yours was!


  9. Hi now that sounds like a girls night out and a sleepover. What a hoot... did anyone get any sleep?
    I would love to be a part of a book club.
    Hugs Roxy

  10. Wow what a fun idea Debroah and the table and food looks amazing! Have a nice day and week.
    Julie xo

  11. What a lot of fun! The table is beautiful and the food sounds delicious. How much sleep did everyone get?

  12. Sounds like fun. The brunch looks delicious and such a gorgeous table with all your treasures.

  13. An adult sleepover, now that sounds like fun! The table and brunch items look lovely.

  14. What a wonderful sport your husband is! I love the colour of your Noritake china! It is indeed swoon-worthy! The brunch looks delicious and I'm sure you gals had a splendid time. Did you get much sleep? Thanks for sharing with us and have a wonderful week, Deborah.


  15. Hi Deborah,
    Your tablesetting looks lovely and those roses are gorgeous! It sounds like a lot of fun especially with the delicious food! Have a wonderful week! Karen

  16. How fun! Your brunch made my mouth water!

  17. I keep tripping up on having a sleepover with grown women. I'd say you are extraordinarily brave. :)

  18. Oh my goodness a grownup sleepover....sounds like so much fun!!!

  19. Sounds like such a wonderful time with dear friends. Your table is set so pretty and the brunch menu looks delicious. Blessings, cm

  20. Sounds like fun, and what a lovely tablescape. Your china is feminine and pretty. The food looks great too! I enjoyed your post.

  21. Dearest Deborah,
    That sounds indeed like a very lovely time together; great idea. For having dinner outside of the home and than relaxing together.
    Brunch the way you all pulled it off worked great as well. Love your MIL's silverware; sure roses are my favorite... Very lovely setting!

  22. Sounds wonderful! You're a good friend to be the one to host it, and do it so beautifully. What a pretty table to wake up to :)


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